Quick guide to understanding level 4 lockdown rules

26 April 2020 - 00:03 By SUNDAY TIMES
You still can't walk the dog or go jogging. Gyms will not reopen, though "some form of exercise" will be allowed. Details next week.
You still can't walk the dog or go jogging. Gyms will not reopen, though "some form of exercise" will be allowed. Details next week.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times

Now that the Covid-19 national command council has outlined what lockdown level 4 means, South Africans are expected to adhere to the new regulations.

Here is a list of what will change in this new phase of lockdown: 

 

  • No, you still can't walk the dog or go jogging. Gyms will not reopen, though "some form of exercise" will be allowed. Details next week.
  • Retailers may sell winter clothes, blankets and bedding.
  • No sale of alcohol, but cigarettes can be bought.
  • About 1.5-million workers, or 40% of the workforce, will return to work when the lockdown reaches level 4.
  • IT equipment, such as computers and cellphones, can be manufactured and sold.
  • Stationery and educational books can be sold.
  • No-one is allowed out of their homes between 8pm and 5am, unless they are essential services workers.
  • Restaurants and takeaways will be open for delivery only.
  • Cloth masks must be worn in public.
  • Companies reopening must conduct screening of employees and ensure social distancing during working hours.
  • Employees aged 60 and over should not be compelled to come in to the office.
  • Mining operations will increase in phases, up to 100%.
  • Engineering, accounting and legal services will return to work in phases.
  • Interprovincial travel is still not allowed, except when returning to work. But you must be able to provide proof of employment.